Complete the ACCA Qualification at Professional level and you’ll be adding ACCA after your name
What will I learn?
At the Professional level of the ACCA Qualification, you’ll learn the dynamic skills and strategic vision that all great businesses and financial leaders need. It also gives you the opportunity to specialise in areas that best suit your career ambitions.
What opportunities could it lead to?
Becoming an ACCA member unlocks the widest number of career opportunities, and gives you a mark of distinction that lets you drive your career to greater success. It could lead to very senior positions such as a financial manager, chief financial officer or a partner in a professional firm.
What will it involve?
Our Professional level requires you to undertake:
- 5 exams: This includes three compulsory courses of Governance, Risk and Ethics; Corporate Reporting; and Business Analysis. Choose two further courses that suit your career ambitions from Advanced Financial Management; Advanced Performance Management; Advanced Taxation; or Advanced Audit and Assurance.
- 1 ethics module: We believe that finance professionals should be ethical, which is why our Professional level includes a compulsory ethics module.
- 3 years’ work experience: Our exams provide the theory, but you also need practical experience in a relevant workplace role.
How long will it take?
If you combine your studies and work experience, you could gain your ACCA Qualification and be an ACCA member in as little as three years. However, we think your studies should fit around your life, which is why a range of flexible study options are available.
Am I eligible?
To complete the ACCA Qualification and become an ACCA member, you need to complete our Fundamentals and Professional levels. However, your previous education may qualify you for some exam exemptions, such as having a relevant degree from an ACCA-accredited university. If your previous qualifications exempt you from all Fundamentals papers then you can start your studies at the Professional level. Otherwise, you’ll need to start at our Fundamentals level.
Changes coming to the ACCA Qualification
We are making some exciting changes to the ACCA Qualification which includes a redesigned Professional level with a new innovative case study and Ethics and Professional Skills module which will be introduced in September 2018.
These will add to our innovative exams to enhance a highly relevant qualification that will deliver the professional accountants the world needs.